This one's different... Martin Bright, The Observer
Once a Georgian coaching inn, the rambling old Wynnstay has been sympathetically brought up to date in the last few years. In colder months, a large roaring open fire welcomes guests to the main hotel. There are a number of rooms in which to relax or meet new friends, as the place is popular with locals and residents and many a new friendship has been struck.
At the Wynnstay we set out to be different. Our aim is to offer excellent food and drink, with freindly service but in a relaxed and freindly atmosphere that isn't stuffy.
ABOUT THE HOTEL
(Good Hotel Guide 2004)
"A modern Tardis..." Richard Binns in the Sunday Times
Recently restored to its former glory, the bedrooms are individually styled, with many antiques, and all the usual modern services. The public rooms and bars are colourful and contain much contempory art. There are quiet corners to sit and contemplate and other areas to join in with a living community.
The Wynnstay understands that many visitors enjoy the great outdoors and often return muddy (even wet!) from exploitssuch as mountain biking, fishing or just good old fashioned walking. The hotel is geared up to cope with this. There is a secure cycle lock up.
FOOD & DRINK
(Good Fod Guide, Good Beer Guide, Which? Guide to Country Pubs)
"The best food I've ever eaten in Wales..." Daily Telegraph's Jim Perrin.
Head Chef, Gareth Johns, prides him self on presenting the superb local produce in wasy that satisfay the arch traditionalists and the modern gourmets, the local farmers and the foodies. The Dovet Valley lamb and beef are superb and almost organic. Local fish, from both fresh water and the sea, is also excellent and the Wynnstay's fish offering contains many unusual delights, such as wild Aberdyfisea bass (most are farmed), delightful Borth shrimps, crab & lobster. When the conditions are right, there's Dyfi Sewin (Seat Trout). Autumn brings the wild mushrooms, winter the game, for which Gareth has a few very special recipes. At the Wynnstay, we eat with the seasons.
The Wynnstay wine list is a very personal selection from all over the world but featuring many Italian wines: some are direct imports. There are affordable table wines and a few stunners and some that are rather unusual but they are excellent value (and far cheaper than in some places we know!)
The Wynnstay Restaurant (non smoking) is open every evening. Bar meals are served lunchtimes and evenings every day. Vegetarian options are always availbale on both menus.
The Bar sells a range of real ales and an award winning Welsh cider. There are Welsh beers and some of the best of the more famous national brands, along with offers from the microbrewers.
Newly opened in 2004, the Wynnstay Pizzeria offers traditional Italian pizza cooked in a wood fired oven. Open seven days a week through the summer (closed Monday and Tuesday in the Winter) the Pizzeria also offers a full take away service.